Claire's at the Depot

4.7
1469 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Parties 5 or more or special requests please call for reservations.

Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 351-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Claire Lamborne
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Catering
Claire"s full service catering will make your next event truly special – from an elegant wedding - to an important business affair - to a company picnic of two thousand. Claire's offers a variety of fabulous foods to suit your taste and budget. Our menus are inspired by the seasons. We support local farmers whenever possible and are happy to accommodate vegetarian requests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lee Street
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Parking details
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance
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Entertainment
For Special Events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1469 People Are Saying
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M
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you're in Warrenton you have limited choices to begin with, but this is a welcome choice. A bit on the pricey side, but decent service, charming atmosphere and luckily close to a brewery if the bar there doesn't suit you.

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for the spicy Calamari
( not on the menu)

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Wonderful ambiance and the prices were quite reasonable for the quality

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MH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable birthday lunch Both the she crab soup and the quiche were top drawer. The tuna in the ahi tuna wontons was also excellent but in general the wonton part wasn't to my taste. Still would not hesitate recommending Claire's to any and everyone

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F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks all outstanding at reasonable prices. We will be returning.

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FS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for special occasion. Inside was a bit noisy but the exterior patio was beautiful and quiet. Lovely meal, excellent drinks, friendly and attentive waitstaff.

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s
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the great good fortune to celebrate a family birthday here on a recent Friday evening. Everyone from the greeter and hostess to the waitstaff and owner were friendly and welcoming. They were particularly attentive to the needs of our younger diner, accommodating him with more kid-friendly options. The food was well-prepared, artfully presented, and spectacular on the palate. It was well worth the 40 minute drive. The charm and ambiance of the depot converted to restaurant was appreciated by the entire party, including a very discerning 9-year-old. Definitely at the top of our list for future family celebrations! We had not been to Claire’s in a decade, having moved from the immediate area, but, it won’t take another decade for a return visit!

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L
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when dining at Claire's. The gem of Warrenton.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s is one if my favorite restaurants. The ambiance is nice and the food is wonderful. Service is superior.

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

She-crab soup to start then pick anything off menu or daily specials and you’re in for a grand dining experience. Can’t wait till they put he-crab soup on the menu.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed at Claire's. It is the nicest restaurant in town. The food is always unique and delicious. The service is second to none. It is an elegant, fine dining experience. It is not cheap and please don't come with noisy little kids. Denny's is just down the street....

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The southwest flank steak salad was delicious as was the Mahi but I would have preferred that Cilantro in the rice was optional.

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CF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most places that serve this level of food in the area are pricey. Very seldom do I feel that I got what I paid for. Claire's exceeded my expectations and my bill with tremendous food presented beautifully! Their staff presents a perfect balance of attention and privacy. Could not recommend more!

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RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, everything was perfect. Our server was a delight. Best she crab soup anywhere.

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DZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Way Too noisy for an upscale restaurant. Lousy service. Food was ok. Very Pricey.

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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at Claire's 4 -5 times a month, lunches and dinners and have never been disappointed in either the food, the service, or the ambiance.

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f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Fruit drink is not fresh though. No special "treat" even we pre-announced that our visit was to celebrate friend's bday.

More fusion and up-scale menu will be welcomed

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JQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to dine at Claire's; I can always count on delicious food and great service.

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GA
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in an lovely setting. Highly recommended. Try the tuna wantons appetizer- you'll love it!

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pork chop I have ever tasted! Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Service was great! Portions were more than adequate we barely had room for dessert but since I wanted to try the chocolate flourless cake we shared that and the coconut cake between 4 people, delicious. Enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Our very favorite restaurant. Never disappointed.

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GH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maintains a high standard both in cuisine and ambiance. A quick look at the clientele and it is obvious that patrons are all discerning. The staff are polite and patient without being too deferential. We would certainly go back. Ample parking space.
I enjoyed a cup of bean soup followed by a quiche and salad - simple fare well cooked.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to our next visit. The quality and value exceeded our expectations.

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RE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Our waitress would tend to the table right next to us with her back six inches away from me yet wouldn't notice my empty glass.

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BP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only thing I don’t recommend is the coconut mojito. Too expensive when you can’t drink it because it tastes awful. Too much mint in my opinion. Sent it back once and it tasted exact same when it came back.

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We never have any issues and the food is always perfect

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! The food was spot-on. The waitress was very helpful in describing dishes.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Rockfish dinner and blueberry crumble dessert. Great service.
Highly recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was executed perfectly. The setting was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and attentive

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VD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed yet another lovely Sunday brunch at Claire's. The food/menu is consistently good and the servers are appropriately attentive. So pleased to learn this local gem will remain open.

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r
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Another good meal at the Depot.

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GA
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been over a year since I last had the privelege of dining at Claires. I won't wait as long until my next visit. Outstanding service, fresh food expertly prepared and wonderfully presented. Don't miss this gem

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to this lovely restaurant for the first time to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding as well as the entrees we ordered. We will definitely be going back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the moment we walked in until we left. The food was amazing and the ambiance was relaxing and lovely. We have come here for years and always left in high spirits. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone as one of the best in Fauquier county.

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EB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's lunchtime quiche of the day never fails to please. The crab-leek quiche was delicious!

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GE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on a recommendation while on aweekend get away. The food was amazing! Our server was there when needed and not when they weren't which is perfect because I very much dislike being toted over. We were seated promptly in the back dining room against a window overlooking the gardens. The building is pretty awesome also. Oh, did I mention that the food was amazing! A return trip is definitely called for. It was our anniversary and our desserts were on the house. Great atmosphere, great food, great staff. Couldn't ask for more.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place during the summer and very convenient for the weekend

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BS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately very poor experience. Server was lovely but the food was very bland for such a high cost. Grits and risota are pennies on the dollar to be charging $ 22-25...plus $10 for seafood added.
The crowd was exceptionally loud and disruptive. The woman hostess even came by the table and commented about the table by us but didn't request the group to quiet down which took what could have provided for a cozy ambience to frustrating.
It is not a 1 because the server was sweet and good.
I had always wanted to try Clair's but we will not be back

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The hostess and servers were so pleasant and welcoming. The atmosphere is wonderful. Claire's at the Depot is beyond merely an eatery; it is an experience that all must try. We highly recommend and look forward to our next dining experience at Claire's.

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